DIY Decor for a Vinyl Party

Whether it's a small group of friends getting together to listen to their favorite records or a kids' birthday party looking for a little extra retro flair, vinyl records can make for rocking party decorations.

Just start with some albums—scratched records from a personal collection or cheap finds from a secondhand store—add some creative touches, and any of these cool projects are possible.

Vinyl Medallions
Take a record, add some folded paper, and make these party medallions to hang over a buffet table or decorate walls, gifts, stair railings or anything else. Check out the tutorial on My So Called Crafty Life.

Record Table Numbers and Signs
Direct guests to their seats (or to the cheese dip) with retro-styled signs and labels attached to records, like this one featured on The Sweetest Occassion from Soiree events and Rock Paper Scissors stationery design.

Record Wall Photobooth Backdrop
Everything is easier with those single-use removable wall hooks, and this project from Lovely Indeed is "Exhibit V" (for vinyl). Start at the ceiling or the floor and hang records all the way up for a cool, creative backdrop for guests' party photos.

Vinyl Record Dessert Stand|
Serve sweet treats on cool tunes, using records as the tiers in this towering dessert stand. Make a staggered stand like this one from Bubby and Bean by using a 33⅓RPM record as the base and building up with a 78RPM and finally a 45RPM album.

Vinyl Bowls
A classic, for good reason. It's easy to turn an old record into a chip bowl after 10 minutes in a warm oven. The ones pictured here were crafted on blog Morning Creativity, where there's a quick how-to.

(Images: As linked above)